An address on the state of slavery in the West India islands, from the committee of the Leicester Auxiliary Anti-Slavery Society

An example of the numerous local branches of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery which were founded throughout Britain in the 1820s, this publication from the Leicester Anti-Slavery Society urges the public to remember: "that we are the country which after a tedious struggle with a host of prejudices arrayed in support of opulent oppression, have overthrown the Slave Trade, torn it up by the roots, and branded in the eyes of all nations the sale of human flesh, as the most atrocious of social crimes" (28).

Further editions of this pamphlet were published in 1824, sold by T. Hamilton, and printed by T. Combe (Leicester). Some include a list of the officers of the Leicester Auxiliary Anti-Slavery Society.

  • Date : 1824
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  • Classification : Pamphlet
  • Place of publication : London
  • Publisher : Ellerton & Henderson
  • Language : English
  • Theme : Abolition Campaigns
  • Source : Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, University of London. Friends House Library, London. British Library. Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
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  • Key words : Abolition Address Slavery West Indies Leicester Auxiliary Anti-Slavery Society National

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